Making Ghanaian Girls Great!

Project completed implementation in January 2022

Working with 139 schools, the project drew on solar-powered, satellite-enabled distance learning EdTech infrastructure to deliver interactive learning sessions to students, teachers, communities and government officials in Accra and the Volta region of Ghana. 72 government school classrooms were transformed into learning and information hubs used to train and educate community members. A targeted stipend scheme addressed financial barriers to girls’ attendance and served as an incentive to families to ensure girls make the transition to secondary school.

  • Provided in-school English and Maths lessons for girls and boys in primary years 3 to 6.
  • Introduced after school literacy and numeracy lessons for primary and junior high school girls.
  • Offered girls', boys' and mixed after school clubs, focusing on life skills
  • Trained teachers, school leaders and government education staff on ICT, monitoring and coaching skills.
  • Provided financial support to families for girls’ education.
  • Engaged in community awareness raising and training on issues affecting girls and how to support them.

Plan International UK:

This project was designed and delivered by the Varkey Foundation from its inception until 20 October 2019